Deadline to Apply: September 30, 2022
Projected Start Date: Week of November 14, 2022
Projected End Date: Week of May 22, 2023
Status: Independent Contractor (hourly)
Reporting Structure: Reports to Brad Williston, SFUSD Libraries Supervisor
Estimated Hours: 80
About SFUSD Libraries Pop-up Program
On select weekends over the last year, SFUSD Libraries has deployed pop-up reading rooms to community events around San Francisco. Taking advantage of closed streets (similar to Sunday Streets) in the Tenderloin, Mission, and Bayview neighborhoods, SFUSD librarians have hosted pop-up libraries for families in San Francisco. In addition to a focus on books and reading, these pop-up libraries have included a selection of blocks and toys to engage young learners. We are seeking to incorporate arts-based experiences into the next generation of these pop-ups.
What does an SFUSD Libraries Pop-up look like?
Most often, San Franciscans encounter our pop-ups by chance. Our high school students are available to facilitate the creative activities as needed. They arrange bookshelves, benches, and tables in a park or on a closed street and invite passersby to sit down, peruse our shelves, read alone or with a friend, or build with a family member. For our next generation of pop-ups, we plan to create outdoor art studios, equipped with high-quality art materials, that are free to use. Community members may choose to draw whatever they wish, or they may choose to refer to 5-10 laminated cards with various creative activities such as drawing prompts or suggested art techniques.
Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with SFUSD Libraries Supervisor and Art Education Consultant to design self-guided curriculum for youth and family participants
Development a series of experiences of on complex activities or craft projects, but rather on access to high-quality materials with easy low-threshold entry points to engaging activities
Propose a list of recommended supplies and materials for activities
Maintain a positive, productive and engaged classroom environment
Attend weekly planning sessions and post-project evaluation meetings
The Artist/Organization can develop activities for the Spring 2023 launch of our Pop-up Program inspired by “The Outdoors”, which could include:
Arts + Nature
Creatures/animals found in the outdoors: Pets, Monsters, Dinosaurs, etc.
Materials Available for Artist use
Books: Content is not instructional, collection already consists of books that represent a wide variety of diverse artists/illustrators/creatives
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
Koh-I-Noor Polycolor Dry Color Drawing Pencil Sets
Blick Sketch Pad Board Replacement Rubber Band
Blick Sketch Pad Board - 15'' x 16''
Archival Storage Boxes
General's Drawing Pencil
Strathmore Artagain Drawing Pad - 9'' x 12''
Blick Sulphite Drawing Papers - 9'' x 12'
Borden & Riley Kraft Papers - 9'' x 12'
Strathmore Artist Tiles - 300 Series Sketch, 6'' x 6'
Strathmore Artist Tiles - 400 Series Black, 6'' x 6''
Gray Paper Stumps - 5/16'' x 5''
Gray Paper Stumps - 1/8'' x 4-1/2''
Kum Wedge Sharpener
Blick Liquid Watercolors - assorted colors
Blick Essentials Watercolor Pad - 18'' x 24'', 90 lb, Tapebound, 15 Sheets
Blick Glue Stick - 0.74 oz, Purple
Blick Painter's Tape - 3/4'' x 60 yds
Chartpak Pickett Template - 1205i Squares
Chartpak Pickett Template - 1262i 4-in-11 Ellipse
ChartPak Pickett Landscape Template
Pop-up Program Timeline
Sept 7, 2022 • Call for Artists for SFUSD Libraries Pop-up Program shared publicly
Sept 30, 2022 • Deadline for submissions/intent to Partner
Oct 14, 2022 • Artist/Organization selected by SFUSD Libraries
Nov 14, 2022 • Intended contract start date
It will take approximately 1 month for the SFUSD Board of Education to approve this contract)
Week of Nov 14, 2022 • Artist/Organization meets with SFUSD Libraries Supervisor & Arts Education Consultant (ideally before Thanksgiving Break 11/21-11/25)
Week of Dec 12, 2022 • Artist/Organization delivers initial concepts (i.e. content/instructional flow) for Activities based on possible pop-up theme(s) [SFUSD Libraries Supervisor approves initial concepts]
Week of Dec 19, 2022 to Jan 20, 2023 • Artist/Organization develops Draft #1 of 5-10 Pop-up Activities
Week of Jan 23, 2023 • Artist/Organization presents Draft #1 of 5-10 Pop-up Activities SFUSD Libraries Supervisor gives feedback/edits
Week of Feb 6, 2023 • Artist/Organization presents Draft #2 of 5-10 Pop-up Activities Feb 28, 2023 • Artist/Organization finalizes 5-10 Pop-up Activities, final materials requests submitted SFUSD will use March to procure all materials and set-up kits for mobile deployment)
April 2023 • Four Pop-up deployments begin (after spring break March 27-31)
After Deployments #1 & #2: Artist/Organization and SFUSD Libraries Supervisor will have a midpoint meeting to provide feedback on 5-10 Pop-up Activities
Before Deployments #3 & #4: Artist/Organization will make plans to integrate changes (content/materials)
Teaching experience with youth aged PreK-5 and their families; working knowledge of the needs of urban youth
Experience developing visual arts curriculum
Familiarity with one or more of the following art practices: visual art, community-based art projects, installation, site-specific work, social practices, and/or other forms of art making
Good communication skills and experience working collaboratively
How to apply
Email cover letter, resume and links to portfolio or website to firstname.lastname@example.org. Brad Williston will contact artists/organizations by October 7, 2020 for initial interviews.